Finding that a bad faith claim against an insurer was so strong that it need not be tried, a federal judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania has granted summary judgment to the plaintiff on both her bad faith and breach of contract claims.

In his 34-page opinion in Wisinski v. American Commerce Group Inc. , Senior U.S. District Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr. found that the insurer’s conduct in its mishandling of an uninsured motorist claim was “intentional and unreasonable.”

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